Contact Us

We are located in O’Donnell Hall room 205 in the College of HEST. For general inquiries, please email Dr. Boren directly: rboren(at), or call: 575-646-6477. 

We are also supported by NMSU Doctoral Students who do a lot of important work on our various projects. 



Dr. Rachel Boren, Ph.D 

Dr. Rachel Boren, Ph.D 

Rachel Boren earned her Ph.D. in Educational Research, Statistics, and Evaluation from the University of Virginia, where she was trained in program evaluation and research methods in education and the social sciences. She has a diverse portfolio of training and experience with program evaluation and research in education and healthcare, most recently as an evaluator for the Provost’s Office at the University of Texas at El Paso and the Director of Evaluation for a 70 million-dollar National Institutes of Health funded center based at the University of Washington. She has experience assessing student learning and other outcomes for K-12 and higher education populations, including both two and four- year college environments all over the country, and ensuring programs have strong evaluation plans and the necessary data for evidence based decision-making.


Maryanne Long Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Researcher

Maryanne Long is the Post-Doctoral Researcher for SOAR, having started in January, 2022.  She is a recent graduate from the University of Florida where she earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration. Informed by her background and experience, her particular research interests include access and outcomes for underrepresented students in higher education and graduate students in student affairs.